Rock of Cashel


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The most important attraction for tourists of the town of Cashel is the Rock. The Rock rises above the town and the surroundings, as the only elevated place in miles around.

The Rock is not just a rock. The Rock of  Cashel used to be a royal center. In the early years this building was first used as an assembly place for kings and then years after it was used by the church and that is why a cathedral and a chapel were built there. 

There are more monasteries in Cashel

The Rock

The priests' house still has a roof, but of the cathedral and the chapel nothing more than richly decorated walls are left. The round tower, however, is one of the best conserved ones in Ireland (haven't we heard this before?).

The Cathedral

Close to the Rock you can see Hore Abbey, and there is another one at the town center, named Dominicīs Abbey and was founded in 1243.

Furthermore, Cashel has  two churches: the protestant and the Catholic are still used by the  people of Cashel everyday for mass.

A wall


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